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To try to show that an idea or belief is wrong

dispute

verb

to say that something such as a fact is not true or correct

disprove

verb

to prove that something is not correct or true

debunk

verb

to prove that something such as an idea or belief is false and silly

explode

verb

to prove that a story or theory that many people believe is in fact false

deflate

verb

to show that something is not true

repudiate

verb

to say formally that something is not true

confound

verb

to prove that something is wrong

discredit

verb

to make people think that something is not true

refute

verb

to say that a statement is not true or accurate without giving proof

disabuse

verb

to make someone realize that they were wrong to believe something

infobesity

the condition of continually consuming large amounts of information, especially when this has a negative effect on a person's well-being and ability to concentrate

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drive-by handshake

a brief handshake that is made without pausing or making eye contact, because you are upset or angry

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